Three more papers worth reading:
The Changing Face of the Supreme Court by A.E. Dick Howard (University of Virginia School of Law)
Note: A very nice descriptive look at the evolution of the Court along multiple dimensions since the Warren Court years.
- Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Do Justices Tip Their Hands with Questions at Oral Argument in the U.S. Supreme Court? by Timothy R. Johnson (University of Minnesota), Ryan C. Black (Michigan State University – Department of Political Science), Jerry Goldman, and Sarah Treul Note: One of the earlier empirical pieces to examine how the Justices questioning at oral arguments correlates with their votes on the merits.
The Political Ideologies of American Lawyers by Adam Bonica (Stanford University Department of Political Science), Adam S. Chilton (University of Chicago – Law School), and Maya Sen (Harvard University – Harvard Kennedy School (HKS))Note: While the ideology of judges is a common topic for empirical study this is one of the few pieces to look at the ideology of lawyers based on campaign contribution data.